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Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth
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About Petroglyph Trail, Mundee, Mt Augustus NP
Mount Augustus or Burringurrah, not surprisingly, is of great cultural significance to the local Wajarri Aboriginal people who live nearby in the Burringurrah Community. There are various sites where you can see for yourself, forms of ancient rock art (petroglyphs). The mosaic patern of a quartz vein can also be seen embedded in the rock. Certainly one of the easiest and most accessible locations for viewing good examples of Wajarri engravings is via the Petroglyph Trail.
Avoid touching the engravings. Oil from your hands will damage them.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
10 - 20 minutes
200 metres return
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful Items• Drink water regularly – carry and drink at least 1 litre of water per person per
hour. There is no drinking water in the park.
• Avoid hiking in hot weather – the best months are May to August
• Wear a hat, loose long sleeved clothes, sturdy footwear and sunscreen – to
minimise heat stress, sunburn and injury from rugged terrain.
• Stay on the trail – by following the walk trail markers.
• Inform a reliable person of your hiking plans – when you intend to return.
• Carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) – in an emergency, it could save your life.
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Hazards & WarningsUndercut cliff edges; loose rocks and unstable surfaces; Extreme heat than can exceed 40 degrees in summer.
FacilitiesAccommodation ranging from camping to donga style rooms are available at Mount Augustus Tourist Park.
- Car Park
Best time of year
May to August
4WD, mainly unsealed roads. Roads may be closed after heavy rain. Check conditions before travelling. Carry ample fuel, water and supplies to cope with all possible occurrences - see Group D list.
Prohibited ItemsNo camping or open fires in National Park or Pastoral Lease. No pets.
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Mundee Petroglyph TrailExploring the Aboriginal artwork
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